Internationally acclaimed mathematician to head Monash School of Mathematics
World-renowned mathematician Professor Warwick Bryan Tucker, currently based in Sweden, has been appointed Head of the Monash School of Mathematics following a global recruitment search.
Australian-born Professor Tucker completed his PhD in Sweden where he is the Head of the Department of Mathematics, at Uppsala University, a position he has held for the past five years.
As the Head of School at Monash Professor Tucker will drive the international profile of mathematics and interdisciplinary research, and lead traditional and innovative pedagogical activities to optimise the student experience.
“I am honoured to accept this appointment and return to Australia to join one of its top universities,” Professor Tucker said.
Professor Tucker’s most cited publication is The Lorenz Attractor exists, described by Ian Stewart in Nature as hugely significant, not just because “it provides the Lorenz attractor with a solid foundation, but because his techniques will be widely applicable”.
Professor Tucker has previously held positions at IMPA (Brazil), Cornell University (USA), University of Bergen (Norway), and ENS-Lyon (France).
He has won many prizes including the Swedish Mathematical Society’s Wallenberg Prize Award, 2001, the Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis, 2002, and the European Mathematical Society Prize for distinguished contributions in Mathematics, 2004.
Commenting on the appointment of Professor Tucker, Monash Faculty of Science Dean, Professor Jordan Nash said Professor Tucker had an outstanding scholarly record of an international standard including significant publications in the highest impact journals.
“Professor Tucker has demonstrated a consistent record of high-level research and is an experienced leader. I am delighted to welcome him as the new Head of School of Mathematics,” Professor Nash said.
Professor Tucker replaces Professor Philip Hall, who has stepped down as Head of School to pursue his teaching and research interests at Monash.